Fighting with My Family 2019 Info
Fighting with My Family is a 2019 biographical sports comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephen Merchant. Based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family by Max Fisher, it depicts the WWE career of professional wrestler Paige, portrayed by Florence Pugh.
The film also stars Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson, who also acts as a producer. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 28 January 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States on 14 February 2019. More Information……
It received critical acclaim, particularly for the performances of Pugh, Vaughn, and Johnson. It was also a commercial success, grossing $39 million worldwide against a budget of $11 million.
Fighting with My Family 2019 Plot
In 2002, in Norwich, England, UK, 12-year-old Zak Bevis is engrossed by the WWF (now WWE) King of the Ring pay-per-view event until his younger sister Saraya changes the channel to her favorite program, Charmed. The sibling’s wrestle urged on by their parents Rick and Julia.
Rick books the children for their first wrestling match where Saraya, initially reluctant to wrestle a boy, goes on to win as planned. At 18, competing under the ring name “Britani Knight”, Saraya and her brother “Zak Zodiac” help their parents train prospective wrestlers while working toward their own promotion.
Rick and Julia, struggling financially, ask WWE trainer Hutch Morgan to sign the siblings. He finally agrees to a tryout before a SmackDown taping at The O2 Arena.
and tells Saraya to find a different name as they “already have a Britani”. The siblings receive advice from Dwayne Johnson, and Saraya adopts the name Paige from her favorite character on Charmed.
Fighting with My Family 2019 Production
On 7 February 2017, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant had teamed with WWE Studios and Film4 to produce a film based on the life of Saraya “Paige” Bevis, a professional wrestler with the WWE.
The merchant would write and direct the film, while Johnson would cameo in the film and executive produce. In the days after the announcement, the main cast was revealed: Florence Pugh as Saraya, Jack Lowden as Saraya’s brother Zak, and Lena Headey and Nick Frost as their parents.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquired the distribution rights on 10 February for US$17.5 million. On 14 February, Johnson announced that Vince Vaughn had been cast, and filming would commence the following day. In-ring scenes were filmed after WWE Raw on 20 February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Filming also took place around Bracknell, specifically the Harmans Water area, Norwich, England, with locations around the city used in the film, as well as the coastal town of Great Yarmouth.
Fighting with My Family 2019 Box office
Fighting with My Family grossed $23 million in the United States and Canada, and $16.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $39.1 million, against a production.
the budget of $11 million. In its limited opening weekend, Fighting with My Family made $162,567 from four theaters over the four-day President’s Day weekend.
The film expanded to 2,711 theaters the following weekend and made $2.6 million on its first Friday wide, including $450,000 from Thursday night previews, and went on to gross $8 million for the weekend, finishing fourth at the box office.
In its second weekend of wide release, the film made $4.7 million, dropping 40% and finishing seventh. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 92% based on 199 reviews, with an average rating of 7.23/10.
The website’s critical consensus reads, “Much like the sport it celebrates, Fighting with My Family muscles past clichés with a potent blend of energy and committed acting that should leave audiences cheering.